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Lord of the Flies Teaching Resources

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Lord of the Flies – GCSE Unit of Work Teaching Resource

‘Lord of the Flies’ is a 21-lesson GCSE unit of work containing a 204-slide editable PowerPoint, 27 PDF worksheets and a 21-lesson step-by-step unit of work overview. This engaging teaching resource includes a scheme of work that analyses the novel’s plot, characters, themes, language and historical context through a variety of detailed chapter-by-chapter lessons and activities and is excellent preparation for the GCSE exam. 

Activities contained in these teaching resources include:

- Exploring the historical and social context of Lord of the Flies – William Golding and the aftermath of World War Two

- Chapter by chapter tasks to consolidate understanding as learners read through the novel

- Comprehension questions to assess students’ knowledge of plot, characters, language, and themes

- Analysis of the characters of Ralph, Piggy, Jack, Simon and Roger in depth

- Exploration of the key themes of law, good and evil, leadership, power, innocence and experience

- Analysis of language and symbolism (the conch, the fire, the beast, the island, Piggy’s glasses)

- Role play - hot-seating to aid understating of characters

- Developing understanding of key characters through empathy writing activities

- Extension tasks with essay and exam-type questions for higher ability learners

- Plus many more reading and writing tasks and opportunities

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Although these Lord of the Flies teaching resources have been made with GCSE in mind, they can be used with a high ability Year 9 group. 

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